Danny Ingram was one of the first gay service members to be discharged under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in 1994, and now the Georgia Tech employee and Desert Storm veteran will lead the charge against DADT as the newly-elected president of American Veterans for Equal Rights.
Previously president of the Georgia chapter of AVER, Ingram was elected national president during the organization's convention Oct. 15-18. He does not hold back on his expectations of President Obama and Congress in regards to DADT:
"For President Obama, its a matter of moral courage" he said. "He made a promise and we expect him to keep his word. One of my first priorities as AVER national president will be to encourage him to provide the leadership to move Congress to pass the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (HR 1283) which will outlaw discrimination against LGBT service members.”
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) tweeted last week that she expects Congressional hearings on DADT to begin in November.
If you want to get an idea of the helter-skelter world of Gaydar, this week would be a pretty good indication of what it's like: they finalized the purchase of the assets of Southern Voice and David within 48 hours of settling a $40,000 lawsuit with a printer who claimed nonpayment.
They also shuffled their employee structure again, compared SoVo and David to Enron and they asked the public...
Sarah at Atlanta Metblogs reminded us that it's that magical time of year again---International Pillow Fight Day is coming up.
According to the Facebook event page (which appropriately labels the event type as a "slumber party"), the showdown will occur in Freedom Park on Saturday, Apr. 3. That gives you a full month to prepare, people. For instance, you can take the approach of the Facebook...